How is a cat able to turn around and right itself while in free fall, when no external torque is available? The cat is not a rigid body; it is able to alter its moment of inertia by internal motions; this causes its body to rotate. We sketch some of the mathematics involved in modelling this and related mechanical phenomena.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||11th Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - SAS Radisson Hotel, Silkeborg, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Mar 2007 → 21 Mar 2007
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics|
|Location||SAS Radisson Hotel|
|Period||19/03/2007 → 21/03/2007|